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The Pink Jungle (1968)

Unrated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 16 October 1968 (USA)
A South American fashion photo shoot turns into a diamond mine seeking adventure for an American photographer and his model.

Director:

Delbert Mann

Writers:

Alan Williams (novel), Charles Williams
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Ben Morris
Eva Renzi ... Alison Duguesne
George Kennedy ... Sammy Ryderbeit
Nigel Green ... Dennis McCune (incorrectly given in credits as 'Crowley')
Michael Ansara ... Raul Ortega
George Rose ... Captain Stopes
Fabrizio Mioni ... Coronel Celaya
Vincent Beck Vincent Beck ... Sanchez
Val Avery ... Rodriguez
Robert Carricart ... Benavides
Natividad Vacío Natividad Vacío ... Figueroa
Nacho Galindo ... Hotel Proprietor
Pepito Galindo Pepito Galindo ... Bellboy
Victor Millan Victor Millan ... Helicopter Pilot
Than Wyenn Than Wyenn ... Customs Agent
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Storyline

A famous fashion photographer is trapped in a remote South American country with a beautiful model and together with some unscrupulous characters, become involved in the search for a lost diamond mine. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Deep In The Jungle They Hunted The Diamonds... The Woman... And Each Other!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fiebre de codicia See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cherokee Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The white and red Bell 47J helicopter bears the registration number N1142W, which identifies it as the same helicopter that is seen in Mission: Impossible: Commandante (1969) See more »

Quotes

Ben Morris: I tell ya, there's somethin' phony about him.
Sammy Ryderbeit: Hell, we saw his passport, didn't we?
Ben Morris: Sure, the passport looks fine. It's him I don't trust.
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It's A Lipstick People
2 August 2008 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Without a doubt James Garner is one of the best comedic actors of the last half of the 20th century. His timing and facial expressions add so much to any film he's in. The Pink Jungle however is one unusual type of comedy for him.

It can probably best be compared to the Humphrey Bogart-John Huston cult classic, Beat the Devil. It's a satire on those adventure in exotic places films that people like Bogart did. The Pink Jungle was invested with a bit more money and had better production values than Beat the Devil even though it never got near South America. But a lot of the satire still fell flat.

Garner is a fashion photographer who together with world renowned model Eva Renzi is plunked down in the middle of some South American jungle in an unnamed country on a shoot. It seems as though some smart Madison Avenue types think it would be a grand idea to shoot Renzi in a real jungle for their product, a lipstick called Pink Jungle.

But before long Garner and Renzi get involved in the local political situation, they kind of stumble into it and they're off on a diamond hunt with George Kennedy and Nigel Green.

The players do their best and Garner is good in anything, but my favorite is Italian actor Fabricio Mioni who's been demoted to this backwater and would like to make a big arrest and kind of zeroes in on Garner as a suspicious character.

I will say this, the ending is quite a surprise, something along the lines of the John Wayne film, The Train Robbers.


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